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FWB Hard Disk Toolkit PE v1.6 + v1.6.3 update

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fwb-hd-tk-16.sit (1.12 MB)
MD5: d804cefdf314e70f89b796f71a346940
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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Guides on emulating older applications

FWB Hard Disk Toolkit Personal Edition v1.6, plus v1.6.3 updater. Software drivers for most Macintosh SCSI disk drives, especially useful for Mac SCSI drives prior to Mac OS 8.1

Download link now working. Thanks.
MD5 Checksum: d804cefdf314e70f89b796f71a346940 *fwb-hd-tk-16.sit

Original media in Disk Copy 4.2 archive and compressed with Stuffit 3.5 for backwards compatibility. Screenshots are from my v1.5 media, although the v1.6 media was archived before I lost the original disks... the 1.5 disks survived. The SN in pic 2 above should also work with v1.6

Added scanned Release Notes for v1.6 as PDF manual, above.

Architecture: 68k PPC

I strongly recommend not using this software on Mac OS 8.1 or later and HFS+ drives.

Not useful for emulators except for Lauri Pesonen's Windows port of Basilisk II and physical SCSI hard drives on the Windows box.


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by MikeTomTom - 2013, March 27 - 1:44am

@GuyWithGuitars: Glad that you found this helpful. But this version of HDT does support larger volumes than 230MB - In its Release Notes (which I will scan and upload to this page), it mentions 4 GB volumes, so I'm guessing there must have been some issue that prevented you from making full use of the drive.

The release notes also state: "On drives of greater than 1GB capacity, the driver partition must reside in the first 1 GB of disk space or else the Macintosh cannot load it. Check the ordered list in the Partition Directory Window and ensure that this is true". - Also indicating that drive partitions greater than 230 MB are supported.

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by GuyWithGuitars - 2013, March 26 - 8:05pm

Many, many thanks for this upload. I acquired a 9gb SCSI external HDD (m2115) and could not for the life of me done without this. I was able to partition the disk to 230mb (who cares about the other 8+gb!) for use on my System 6-7 Macs. Much obliged!